Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Status Match To A-List Level From Other U.S. Based Programs

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has a new status match campaign, matching from other U.S. based programs to their A-List Level which comes with decent benefits on Southwest flights.

A-List status benefits include priority services in check-in, security, boarding and reservations as well as complimentary same day standby on Southwest flights which might be really useful.

This status match promotion is actually restricted to other U.S. domestic programs only so you won’t be able to match from an international program.

The Southwest landing page for this campaign can be accessed here.

Let’s get your status matched! When you click “Register now” below, you will be prompted to send us an email with proof of your current airline elite status with a domestic airline other than Southwest Airlines, your name, and Rapid Rewards account number. Once we verify your information, you’ll be on your way to the A-List!

Oh, and we’re not stopping there. Once you receive your A-list status match, simply fly three roundtrips (or six one-ways) within 90 days of confirmation of your enrollment, and we will extend your A-List status for an additional 12 months.

Southwest apparently matches accounts for three months and ties it to a challenge of flying 6 segments (3 round trips, 6 one ways) to extend the A-List for another one year.

This is the process to follow:

The registration for this offer is exclusively via email to and the T&C say that the account will be adjusted within 12 business days of registration.

Eligible airlines (U.S. based) for thia match would include:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • Delta Airlines Skymiles
  • Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • United Airlines Mileage Plus

If interested just register by sending an email with your information and elite membership credentials of the competing airline to Southwest and wait for match to come through.


I have a couple friends who really like Southwest and the carrier has been around for a very long time so there must be something they do right, though I personally prefer to stick with the mainline carriers for as long as I have status with them.

This match is a good opportunity to secure benefits on Southwest. Especially the standby option sounds interesting as it’s one of the msot frequent options I use as an elite member when traveling on U,S. domestic routes.

These are the Terms & Conditions associated with the promotion:

To be eligible to receive complimentary promotional A-List status, the Member must (a) be an elite status member on another domestic airline; (b) submit proof of his or her other current airline elite card or statement, name, and Rapid Rewards® account number and all of the foregoing must be verified by Southwest Airlines®. Qualification and promotional A-List status confirmation must be completed prior to booking of travel to receive A-List benefits. Promotional A-List status confirmation typically takes place within 12 business days of registration and verification process. Current A-List Members whose status is expiring are not eligible for the promotion. If you qualify for promotional A-List status, during the promotional period, you will not receive an A-List card, but you will receive all A-List status benefits on all flights booked after qualifying for this A-List corporate status match promotion, when you provide your Rapid Rewards account number when making your reservation.

To extend promotional A-List status for 12 months, after qualifying for this A-List status match promotion, Member must book and complete three qualifying round trip flights (or six one-way qualifying flights) from your qualifying flights booked and flown between Member’s enrollment date for this promotion and the end of Member’s 90-day promotional period. Valid on new reservations booked within the promotional time period only. A qualifying one-way flight for A-List status is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines. A qualifying round trip flight for A-List status is a revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal. Purchased points will not qualify for this A-List status match promotion. Tier qualifying points are earned through the purchase of revenue flights or through the use of the Rapid Rewards Premier Card from Chase. Companion Pass, charter flights, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reward and group travel do not qualify as one-way or round trip revenue flights for extension of promotional A-List status. Changes made to an itinerary after purchase of a one-way or round trip revenue flight may eliminate qualification for extension of promotional A-List status. Upon qualifying to extend promotional A-List status for 12 months, you will receive an email within 48 hours of qualification verifying you’ve earned A-List status for 12 months from the date you qualified to extend promotional A-List status. Please allow up to 15 business days after qualifying for the extended A-List status to receive your A-List tier card. If A-List status is earned by flying 25 qualifying one-way flights or earning 35,000 tier qualifying points in the calendar year while qualified for promotional A-List status, the regular A-List status will supersede the promotional A-List status, entitling the Member to A-List status through December 31, 2019. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at